Prof. Ernst Wit and Prof. Olaf Schenk are serving as Master Directors for the Master of Science degree in Computational Science (MCS) which is offered by the Faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). It offers students the opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding and set of skills in computing, numerical simulation, statistics, and data science. It provides an innovative combination of methodological and applied competencies in both computing and data science, which endow students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to operate at the forefront of science and industry.

Double Degree in Computational Engineering

Students of MSc of Computational Science can obtain a double Master’s degree from two leading European universities. Students who wish to use the opportunity must study at least 30 ECTS at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, FAU) in Germany. According to the agreement between the universities, both universities will award the candidate a master’s degree, giving the graduates an important extra qualification for the international job market. The study program is essentially symmetric. Students from USI can move to the partner university FAU, and incoming students can study semesters at USI. The programs at the partner universities are international and the instructional language is English. At least for the study, no further language skills are required, with the result that a large percentage of the students are from third countries.